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Smile Please (1924)

As both the local photographer and the sheriff, Harry must track down an arsonist and deal with his un-photogenic in-laws.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writer:

John A. Waldron (titles) (as J.A. Waldron)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Langdon ... Otto Focus - the Hero
Alberta Vaughn ... Otto's Sweetheart
Jack Cooper Jack Cooper ... Dudley Somerset - Otto's Rival
Madeline Hurlock ... A Lonely Wife
Tiny Ward Tiny Ward ... The Lonely Wife's Husband
Jackie Lucas Jackie Lucas ... Young Relative
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Our hero is the town's photographer and its sheriff. He's in love with a young woman who's also pursued by the older, more devious Dudley Somerset. First our hero must do a few heroic things, saving the lass from danger. He must also not move too quickly on the romantic front. Once she's willing to marry him, he must balance the duties of groom with that of sheriff, while Dudley tries to convince the lass that our hero is untrue to her. Once all is straightened out, the hero makes peace by inviting her family to a photo shoot. Her little brother wrecks havoc. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Look Pleasant See more »

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Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Disappointing
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Smile, Please (1924)

** (out of 4)

Harry Langdon is the sheriff and photographer of his small town and must try and battle an arsonist as well as try and take a picture of his new wife's family. This short starts off rather slow but picks up towards the end when a bratty kid enters the picture. There's several gags involving a skunk, which are pretty funny as is a scene where bees get into the pants of Langdon. There's also some rather obvious sexual humor including one scene where a lightbulb is thrown in the lap of the father where the end is sticking out like a you know what.


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